Connecticut Destinations

Connecticut Destinations

Connecticut Destinations: Where Else?

Connecticut is one of the smallest states of United States of America lying in the New England region. The location of Connecticut is in the Northeastern region of America. It is one of the best located states with all the well developed cities surrounding it. New York is the main attraction of the state which attracts many tourists from across the world to this region. There is nothing bigger than New York in the whole country. The place where every job seeker comes down, it is undoubtedly one of the biggest and most important cities of the world. The Tri-State area is the place where most of the population is concentrated. You have many attractions in and around the Tri- State area.

Connecticut Destinations

Connecticut is the best place where you can be if you want to have the time of your life. With the Tri- State area covering the southern part of the state you are not far away from the most happening place on earth. The Long Island region of the state is also very pleasant to spend time in. The beaches are the most happening and as the state is very small you are bound to meet lot of tourists in the beaches. The locals are very hospitable and you will not find it difficult to mingle with the crowd.

The accommodation and the food in this area are amazing and you will not regret having a trip to Connecticut. The following are some of the best cities of Connecticut which are rated as the top Connecticut destinations.

Hartford

This is the best place where you can spend some quality time when you are in Connecticut. Some of the best architectural designs can be seen in this region and a huge influence of the European culture is also observed. There are also many museums and art societies which will entertain you and keep your day busy. The food and lifestyle of Hartford is very elegant and has a touch of the European lifestyle.

Hartford, Connecticut

Hartford Coordinates: 41°45′57″N 72°41′00″W
Hartford Country United States
Hartford State Connecticut
Hartford NECTA Hartford
Hartford Region Capitol Region
Hartford Named 1637
Hartford Incorporated (city) 1784
Hartford Consolidated 1896
Hartford Government
 - Type Mayor-council
 - Mayor Pedro Segarra (D)
Hartford Area
 - City 18.0 sq mi (46.5 km2)
 - Land 17.3 sq mi (44.8 km2)
 - Water 0.7 sq mi (1.7 km2)
 - Urban 469 sq mi (1,216 km2)
Hartford Elevation 59 ft (18 m)
Hartford Population (2006)
 - City 124,512
 - Density 7,025.5/sq mi (2,776/km2)
 - Metro 1,188,241
Hartford Time Zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Hartford ZIP Code 061xx
Hartford Area Code(s) 860
Hartford FIPS Code 09-37000
Hartford GNIS Feature ID 0213160
Hartford Airport Bradley International Airport (Windsor Locks, CT) – BDL (International/Major)
Hartford Website www.hartford.gov

Fairfield

Fairfield is the city which is situated in the southwest region. The city is closer to the sea which means it has many beaches around. The city is mostly the getaway for most of the New York locals which come down here to have a peaceful weekend from the busy New York life. The place where most of the people love fishing and spending time in the sea is actually a true stress buster for people who spend a busy week in their cities.

Fairfield, Connecticut

Fairfield Coordinates: 41°10′33″N 73°16′19″W
Fairfield Country United States
NECTA Bridgeport-Stamford
Fairfield Region Greater Bridgeport
Fairfield Settled 1639
Fairfield Government
 - Type Representative Town Meeting (RTM)
 - First Selectman Kenneth A. Flatto (D)
 - Selectmen Sherri A. Steeneck (R)
James F. Walsh (D)
 - Board of Education Chair Sue Brand (D)
 - Board of Finance Chair Thomas Flynn (R)
 - RTM Moderator Jeffrey Steele (R)
Fairfield Area
 - Total 31.3 sq mi (81.1 km2)
 - Land 30.0 sq mi (77.8 km2)
 - Water 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)
Fairfield Elevation 59 ft (18 m)
Fairfield Population (2005)
 - Total 57,813
 - Density 1,927/sq mi (744/km2)
Fairfield Time Zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
Fairfield ZIP Code 06824
06825
06828 (General Electric)
06890 (Southport)
(formerly 06430, 06432, 06431, 06490, respectively)
Fairfield Area Code(s) 203
Fairfield FIPS Code 09-26620
Fairfield GNIS Feature ID 0213429
Fairfield Website http://www.fairfieldct.org/

Litchfield

In the Northwest region of the state, Litchfield is the most visited city. You have a serene village life going on here. There is a completely different lifestyle which you can experience. Many tourists come to this Connecticut destination to stretch their muscles to do cycling or rock climbing. The Housatonic River which runs in small streams is the place where the locals go for fishing. Trout fishing is the major activity of this region.

Litchfield (borough), Connecticut

Litchfield (borough) Country USA
Litchfield (borough) State Connecticut
Litchfield (borough) Region Litchfield Hills
Litchfield (borough) Town Litchfield
Litchfield (borough) Landmark Litchfield Historic District
Litchfield (borough) River Bantam
Litchfield (borough) Center First Congregational Church
 - elevation 1,060 ft (323 m)
 - coordinates 41°44′51″N 73°11′17″W
Litchfield (borough) Highest Point NW borough corner
 - elevation 1,160 ft (354 m)
 - coordinates 41°45′17″N 73°11′59″W
Litchfield (borough) Lowest Point Tributary of Little Pond at SW corner of borough
 - elevation 880 ft (268 m)
 - coordinates 41°45′19″N 73°10′54″W
 
Litchfield (borough) Area 1.4 sq mi (4 km²)
Litchfield (borough) Population 1,328 (2000)
Litchfield (borough) Density 448 / sq mi (173 / km²)
Litchfield (borough) Incorporated as village 1818
 - Incorporated as borough 1879
Litchfield (borough) Government Borough Hall
 - location 28 Russell St.
 - elevation 930 ft (283 m)
 - coordinates 41°44′35″N 73°11′45″W
Litchfield (borough) Warden Lee Losee
Litchfield (borough) Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Litchfield (borough) ZIP Code 06579
Litchfield (borough) Area Code 860
Litchfield (borough) Exchange 567

New Haven

New Haven is located in the south central area of Connecticut. Art and architecture are the two main things which are prevalent in this city. There are many art institutions which are open to students and you can check out the brilliant performances of the students of these institutes. Hammonasset Beach is one of the most visited beaches in this area where children and parents can have fun. This is one of the best family vacation destinations for a weekend or a summer.

New Haven, Connecticut

New Haven Coordinates: 41°18′36″N 72°55′25″W
New Haven Country United States
New Haven State Connecticut
NECTA New Haven
New Haven Region South Central Region
New Haven Settled 1638
New Haven Incorporated (city) 1784
New Haven Consolidated 2010
New Haven Government
 - Type Mayor-board of aldermen
 - Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. (D)
New Haven Area
 - City 20.31 sq mi (52.6 km2)
 - Land 18.9 sq mi (49.0 km2)
 - Water 1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2)
 - Urban 285.3 sq mi (738.9 km2)
New Haven Elevation 59 ft (18 m)
New Haven Population (2009)
 - City 123,330
 - Density 6,601.9/sq mi (2,549/km2)
 - Urban 569,000
 - Metro 846,766
 - Demonym New Havener
Metro area refers to New Haven County
New Haven Time Zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
New Haven ZIP Code 06501-06540
New Haven Area Code(s) 203
New Haven FIPS Code 09-52000
New Haven GNIS Feature ID 0209231
New Haven Airport Tweed-New Haven Regional Airport (New Haven, CT) – HVN (County)
New Haven Website www.cityofnewhaven.com